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A low carbon dash from gas kicks off in Wigan, through a pioneering partnership with Japan

Council leaders, housing associations and Japanese technologists meet in Wigan to formally launch 600-home renewable heat project.

'Bread in the Kitchen' by Flickr user mystuart

Having enough good food for the Manchester Region

Mark Stein on Steady State Manchester’s workshop examining who to influence and what needs to be done to deliver good food and a sustainable future for Greater Manchester.

St. John's Sunshine - mosaic

Remaking the fabric of the city

The Alternative? Mike Hodson, Elisa Burrai and Catherine Barlow summarise eight lessons from the Remaking the Material Fabric of the City (RMFC) research.

Ginkgo seedling by Flickr user Dena van der Wal

SSSHHH!! Top Secret! "Project G" is taking shape and launches today....

Dave Barlow announces the launch of a project to mark the 34th anniversary of Manchester becoming the world's first nuclear free city

Reiselfeld tram

Letter from Freiburg

Walter Menzies profiles the lessons we can learn from the city of Freiburg.

Castlefield & Salford, Jan Chlebik

MANCHESTER

There are bulrushes on a rooftop in Tasle Alley, just off Albert Square. You can see them as you cross Mulberry Street, towards St Mary's church. It is the roof of a small electricity sub-station. Hard to see who might have planted them, if anybody did. Perhaps this wetland plant chose Manchester...

 

Alex Pepperhill, Rosebery Street in Moss Side being redeveloped as part of the Infusion Homes development.

Greater Manchester goes all retro(fit)

Michael O'Doherty profiles the work being done to deliver large scale, sustainable retrofit across the city region's domestic housing stock.

'Rainy Date' by Hamed Parham

Adapt and thrive: Greater Manchester joins roster of EU cities adapting to climate change

Greater Manchester joins more than 60 other cities committed to integrating climate change into all key plans and strategies as part of 'Mayors Adapt'.

Hough End Hall: let's make it ours!

Mark Burton and Carolyn Kagan on a local campaign to take listed Hough End Hall into community ownership.

Pupils from St Wilfrid's RC Primary School in Hulme Launch the bid for Grow Wild

Manchester and Liverpool Grow Wild

Manchester and Liverpool bid for £120k to inject colour and nature through wild flower spaces

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